Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 139

Rolex
Ref. 4500, chronograph, minute counter; “Anti-Magnetique”; stainless steel

EUR 12,000 - 18,000

USD 14,300 - 21,400 / HKD 112,000 - 166,000

Sold: EUR 11,700

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, anti-magnetic, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, round bezel, silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) with telemetric scale graduated on the dial for 1 000 meters
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)


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Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-9-01

Good

Oxidized

Scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Osyter Perpetual” “Anti-Magnetique”

Reference 4500

Year circa 1946

Case No. 427 127

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle stainless steel Rolex buckle

Diameter 36 mm

Caliber 13’’’ (based on Valjoux 23 by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

Rolex, Ref. 4500
 
Produced in the mid-1940’s, in 18K yellow or pink gold, stainless steel and gold, stainless steel.
 
Bibliography
 
·       Patrizzi, Osvaldo, Rolex, Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches, Genova, Guido Mondani Editions, 2005, p. 115.
 
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*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU